"In politics I am growing indifferent -- I would like it, if I could now return to my planting and books at home."
- Education Dept. Issues Framework For New College Rating System Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:57:00 -0500
- The draft plan indicates that such factors as access, affordability and student outcomes will be key to the system first announced by President Obama in 2013.
- Some Early Childhood Experiences Shape Adult Life, But Which? Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:47:42 -0500
- Nature and nurture both matter, and having love and support from parents early on makes make academic and social success as an adult more likely, a study finds. But a child's temperament matters too.
- Thailand Says It Was Unaware Of CIA 'Black Site' On Its Soil Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:54:00 -0500
- Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha says the U.S. never told Thai officials of the existence of a safe house where top al-Qaida operatives were allegedly subjected to torture.
- 3 Business Best-Sellers Show Inequality Is Now The Hot Topic Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:03:13 -0500
- Many business books try to help you get rich quick. But three of 2014's biggest sellers focused on unfairness and inequality. Economists say expect more: Books on inequality are riding a huge wave.
- Details On The Administration's New College Ratings System Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:03:00 -0500
- A framework for measuring opportunity --and outcomes.
- Exchange Of Spies Was Critical To U.S.-Cuba Deal Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:02:00 -0500
- Part of the deal for the return of American Alan Gross from Cuba involved the release of a Cuban man who had served as a spy for the U.S. He's said to have provided info about Cuban spies in the U.S.
- U.S. Authorities Investigate, Sony Reels From Computer Hack Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:02:00 -0500
- The White House has stopped short of naming North Korea as the aggressor in the cyberattack against Sony Pictures. That hack resulted in the cancellation of the film The Interview.
- State Department To Begin Steps To Restore Ties With Cuba Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:02:00 -0500
- A top state department official plans to go to Cuba next month. This week's announcement that the two countries would restore diplomatic ties comes a half a century after relations were severed.
- When Nonprofit Hospitals Sue Their Poorest Patients Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:02:00 -0500
- In exchange for tax breaks, nonprofit hospitals provide assistance to poor patients. But some hospitals seize wages from poor patients with unpaid bills — even those who qualify for reduced-cost care.
- 7 Miles Beneath The Sea's Surface: Who Goes There? Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:02:00 -0500
- Marine scientists plumbing the deepest part of the ocean sent microphones and collection probes baited with chicken to the bottom of a trench near Guam. Now they watch, wait ... and listen.
- NORAD's Santa Tracker Began With A Typo And A Good Sport Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:02:00 -0500
- It all started in 1955 with a misprint in a Colorado newspaper and a call to Col. Harry Shoup's secret military hotline. Shoup played along with the tiny voice who called, and a tradition was born.
- The Administration's College Ratings: How It Looks On Campus Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:59:00 -0500
- The Education Department's unveiling today of a controversial ratings system has fueled a debate over what this kind of system can — or should — measure.
- Two Of Colorado's Neighbors Sue State Over Marijuana Law Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:23:00 -0500
- Nebraska and Oklahoma have filed a lawsuit against Colorado with the U.S. Supreme Court, saying that its law legalizing marijuana isn't constitutional.
- Opportunity, Caution Seen For U.S. Banks As Cuba Rules Ease Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:08:59 -0500
- President Obama eased restrictions on Cuba this week, including a relaxation of rules barring U.S. banks from doing business there. But banks are awaiting details and are likely to proceed cautiously.
- No Fracking In New York? That's OK With Pennsylvania Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:43:00 -0500
- Environmental groups cheered New York's decision to ban the practice, and some in the industry say when it comes to good-paying jobs, New York's loss is Pennsylvania's gain.